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A regular news and information show featuring by leading Australian immigration lawyer David Bongiorno discussing the latest news and updates about migration to Australia with co-host Grant and answering listener questions about specific visa and immigration issues. This podcast is all about Australian Immigration Law, Policy, and Practice. Visit us at our website www.migratingtoaustraliapodcast.com for access to the show notes and other helpful information related to each Podcast. You can a ...
 
What if Grant Cardone and Marianne Williamson had a love child? Well, it would be this podcast. Each week, join Elyse Archer, mentor to female business owners and sales professionals, as she shares strategies and ideas on how to sell in a way that feels natural and aligned for you as a woman, break through the six figure income mark, and use your money in a way that creates real, positive change in the world. Because when women make more money, everyone wins. If you’re looking for actionable ...
 
Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.
 
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James Aitken makes a very welcome return to The End Game to take a look back at 2020 and a look forward to 2021. Where did he get things wrong and why? What went according to his forecasts, and, most importantly, what has this turbulent year taught him that will help him in the future?From the dangers of 'Big Dicking it' to Robert Shiller's nasty c…
 
The El Chile Group has shuttered another of its restaurants. The restaurant group founded in 2003 announced Friday that it has closed the Seventh Street location of its El Chilito taqueria effective immediately. The location opened in 2014, 10 years after the restaurant group opened its first El Chilito on Manor Road. The group said that the closur…
 
Popular bakery and beer garden Easy Tiger will open a third location in East Austin come February, the restaurant announced this week. Calling it a "return to our downtown roots," the new Easy Tiger location will occupy a building at 1501 East 7th Street. It will feature some of the elements the establishment has come to be known for during its nea…
 
Apple is temporarily closing its Texas retail stores, including two in Austin, due to COVID-19 case surges. The company's stores at Barton Creek Square mall and at the Domain will be part of closures statewide. Store hours are marked as closed starting today, according to the company's website. The company's website said the Austin stores are still…
 
The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine might be raising hopes for a return to normalcy for Central Texas businesses. But it's also creating confusion and uncertainty as they deal with the vaccine's uneven rollout and try to navigate a sea of conflicting state and local guidelines. Experts say in many cases employers can require workers to receive the va…
 
Austin-based dating app Bumble is going public. The company on Friday filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of stock. The filing estimates the IPO would raise $100 million, although that could change. The company plans to list on the NASDAQ under the ticker "BMBL." The…
 
The city of Smithville is hosting a virtual celebration for the 32nd annual MLK Walk for Peace, Justice and Equality to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Anyone interested in participating may do so online beginning today at BastropCountyMLKDay.com to view a prerecorded program, including videos, photos, walking tours and downlo…
 
Governor Greg Abbott denounced the deadly violence by the supporters of President Donald Trump last week at the U.S. Capitol. He made the comments Thursday evening at a conference organized by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. Abbott did not mention Trump during his remarks nor the president’s baseless claim of widespread voter fraud…
 
State Representative Joe Deshotel has tested positive for the coronavirus. He’s the first state lawmaker to announce a COVID-19 infection since members gaveled in for the legislative session earlier this week. The Beaumont Democrat said he did not get a coronavirus test on Tuesday or Wednesday, even though rapid tests were available to anyone enter…
 
Austin school district Superintendent Dr. Stephanie S. Elizalde once again is pushing for parents to choose remote learning options — this time for the four days following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday. Elizalde asked parents to have their kids join classes remotely from Jan. 19 to 22, though any student who needs to be on campus wil…
 
The state's shift in distribution tactics for the coronavirus vaccine has been confusing for many Austin-area residents, leaving some who qualify for the vaccine to question how to even sign up and receive one. State health officials initially sent smaller shipments to hundreds of providers across Texas, but they changed course and announced last w…
 
The Texas Department of Public Safety abruptly announced the closure of the state Capitol on Friday evening after uncovering new intelligence that intensified safety concerns and prompted the agency to further tighten up security. The closure affects the building and the Capitol grounds; it begins Saturday and continues through Wednesday. Authoriti…
 
Parents might not be sure how to have a conversation about racism, equality, justice, freedom and other topics with their kids. That's what Austin mom Tara Miko Ballentine was experiencing with her 5-year-old daughter, Poppy, so she created tools to help spark conversations with children. Bright Littles' Convo Cards come in a boxed set of 100 cards…
 
Jester King Brewery sits on 165 acres outside Dripping Springs, and it has long been a destination for people who want to enjoy a beer and enjoy an afternoon outside. This month, the brewery opened a 2-mile natural trail that winds through the Hill Country property. The loop starts and ends at the brewery, which also includes a pizzeria. There is a…
 
South by Southwest organizers dropped more big news involving a musical artist on Thursday. The festival announced that "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil" will be the opening night headline film this year. It will be the world premiere of the docuseries. South by Southwest is moving online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that also…
 
Country music legend and Austin icon Willie Nelson recently received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Facebook post from Family Hospital Systems. Nelson, who’s 87, shared a post on his Facebook page, with the caption, "Get your shot! Take care of yourself and others.” It's the second big news Nelson's made this week. On Wednesday, Sou…
 
Chencho Flores, who began playing music in Austin in the 1940s and remained active in the local community with Conjunto Los Pinkys and others through the 2010s, died Sunday of complications from COVID-19. He was 91. Former band members that Flores recently had been in hospice care after being diagnosed with the virus. Flores was born June 2, 1929, …
 
The 13-time Grammy-winning Texas band The Chicks will be one of several local and national music acts performing during a live-streamed, virtual concert on Monday to raise funds to support the removal and relocation of two Confederate monuments from the Bastrop County Courthouse lawn. The online concert, known as the “Move Forward Virtual Music Fes…
 
Family Hospital Systems has announced it is offering monoclonal antibody treatment for coronavirus at its six locations in Travis and Williamson counties. The system said monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. The antibody therapy is authorized by the FDA for the treatment of …
 
Hays County is updating its transportation plan, which was originally completed in 2013 and last amended in 2016. County commissioners said the update is response to the county’s rapid population growth, which in turn is leading to more traffic. Officials said they hope the changes will relieve some congestion on Interstate 35 and some of the count…
 
The Texas House unanimously approved rules Thursday for how to govern during the coronavirus pandemic, with the Senate adopting its own guidelines a day earlier. Lawmakers in the two chambers both decided to generally require masks but differed on COVID-19 testing. The Senate unanimously approved rules that would require its 31 members to receive a…
 
Travis County District Attorney José Garza has set a March 30 deadline for himself to ask a grand jury to consider charges against officers in the deaths of Javier Ambler and Michael Ramos, two cases that the new DA has set as a priority for his administration. Ambler died in March 2019 after Williamson County deputies conducted a traffic stop and …
 
Local health officials said Thursday three people so far have been transferred to a field hospital in the Austin Convention Center, which was opened on Monday to help create hospital space as coronavirus cases rise. The site can take patients from 11 Central Texas counties who are transferred from hospitals and are determined to need lesser medical…
 
Austin Public Health's state-approved hub for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines provided nearly 4,000 doses to members of the community during its first three days of operation, local health authorities said Thursday. Austin Public Health received 12,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services on Monday, and…
 
Austin’s barbeque prodigy Aaron Franklin and Houston chef Chris Shepherd, both James Beard Award winners and arguably the most famous faces from their respective city’s restaurant scenes, are officially teaming up. Franklin and his Hot Luck partners announced this week that Southern Smoke Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to helping…
 
The Blanton Museum of Art has revealed a dramatic plan to transform the grounds around its three buildings on the University of Texas campus. What looks in renderings like a garden of 15 gigantic, perforated flowers is meant to act as a shade canopy and enliven the looks of the two older museum buildings, which have been criticized for having a box…
 
Willie Nelson, the legendary Austin musician and cultural icon, will deliver the keynote for this year’s edition of South by Southwest, event organizers revealed Wednesday. Rebranded this year as South by Southwest Online, the event is scheduled for March 16 through 20 and will offer streamed versions of its hallmark events, including conference se…
 
Construction is due to start soon on the first segment of a 425-acre mixed-use project in Austin's booming northeast technology corridor. The development, called EastVillage, eventually could be a $1 billion project when fully built out in five phases over time, according to the developer. Being built just off Parmer Lane, plans for EastVillage inc…
 
For months, Texans driving on the 8-mile portion of the U.S. 183 tollway between U.S. 290 and Texas 71 have been getting a free ride. But starting Saturday, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will activate the tolls on the newly completed tollway. The total cost for a typical two-axle vehicle is $2.30 for cruising on the southern stretch…
 
Austin-area developer Chris Milam pleaded guilty in December to the Class B misdemeanor of indecent exposure. The 59-year-old Milam was arrested in 2018 after Austin police accused him of showing his genitals to his then-girlfriend’s daughter on two occasions in 2017, according to his arrest affidavit. Travis County prosecutors later reduced the ch…
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and a leader in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, will receive an award from Dell Medical School at the University of Texas today. Fauci will be awarded the Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership, an annual honor given to those who make significant advancements in heal…
 
The Austin Economic Development Department has announced the awarding of $1.3 million in relief grants to 67 local live music venues impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was provided through the Austin Live Music Venue Preservation Fund, which was established by the Austin City Council on Dec. 3. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging nationwide, at least one Texas lawmaker is advocating a leading role for the state in trying to head off such public health calamities in the future. State Sen. José Menéndez, a Democrat from San Antonio, has proposed creating a state agency to provide grants for research into emerging infectious diseases …
 
Only one day after the Legislature convened with calls for cooperation in a perilous time, the Texas Senate engaged in a partisan scrap Wednesday over a new rule designed to preserve Republican power. Democrats flipped one seat in November, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — the Republican who presides over the Senate — entered the 2021 session with only 1…
 
Some Austin-Travis County residents were unable to register to receive a vaccine from Austin Public Health on Wednesday after the agency's much anticipated online sign-up sheet crashed soon after launching. Officials said the system shut down roughly 30 minutes after the website launched because so many people tried to register at once. The system …
 
U.S. Representative Chip Roy supports impeaching President Donald Trump but not on the grounds the House Democrats came up with – inciting insurrection. Roy, who represents a Central Texas district and lives just outside Austin, did not join the 10 Republicans who broke ranks and voted Wednesday to impeach Trump for a historic second time. Roy said…
 
The Thinkery children's museum will remain closed for now. The museum closed to visitors just before Christmas when Austin Public Health determined Austin had reached Stage 5 in risk of community spread for the coronavirus. The Thinkery will continue to offer activities to do at home at thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery-at-home/. Activities include makin…
 
Austin's classical radio station KMFA 89.5FM has moved into a new East Austin space with a live performance studio that can host up to 135 people. Due to the ongoing pandemic, station managers decided to host a virtual grand opening celebration called "Live from the Draylen Mason" on Jan. 29 through 31. The Draylen Mason Music Studio, which is the …
 
Residents and workers in at least two nursing homes in Bastrop County have begun to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, officials said. About 65% of residents and staff at the Silver Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop, and 60% of residents and staff at the Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elgin have received the vaccine, accordi…
 
Williamson County is asking the state for 30,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to administer to people ages 65 and older, starting in the Georgetown area. However, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services said it's not likely Williamson County will get as many doses as it has requested, citing a shortage across the state. See om…
 
A man was charged with intoxication manslaughter after the first fatal crash in Austin this year, police said Tuesday. Officers responded around 1:13 a.m. on Saturday to a crash in the 3700 block of Interstate 35, near 38th Street. Police said 41-year-old Khairullah Danish came to a traffic signal flashing red in all directions and stopped before d…
 
Austin-based SolarWinds, the software company at the center of what is considered one of the most sophisticated cyberattacks in U.S. history, said it believes it is closer to understanding how the attack was carried out. The company said Tuesday that it has reverse-engineered the code used in the attack to better understand how it was deployed. Reu…
 
In the aftermath of last week's mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, the calls for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to be punished for his leading role in challenging the presidential electors are now building. Many lawmakers — including GOP senators — are calling for Cruz to resign, be expelled, censured, disbarred or be taken off the Senate Judiciary Committee. 7…
 
The 87th session of the Texas Legislature convened Tuesday in Austin with pandemic-muted ceremonies and a strong security presence after last week's violent riot at the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Dade Phelan, a Beaumont Republican, was elected speaker of the House as expected. The coronavirus pandemic will dominate this year's session, but there are a myri…
 
Austin Public Health will host town halls on COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 6 p.m. Wednesday in English and 6 p.m. Thursday in Spanish. The town halls will be broadcast at ATXN TV and on Austin Public Health's Facebook page. The Spanish broadcast will be shown on UnivisionAustin.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Austin Public Health has started its distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through appointments, and hundreds of people waited in line in the cold Tuesday for a shot in East Austin. Health officials said the event was not publicized because doses are currently only for those with appointments. Local health officials said they will launch a public forum…
 
Austin-Travis County's top health chief on Tuesday said intensive care units would likely reach capacity as early as Thursday. Dr. Mark Escott warned Travis County commissioners during a weekly meeting Tuesday that hospitals were just 10 people away from reaching the 200 person limit for coronavirus patients in intensive care units. In an effort to…
 
President Donald Trump visited the Texas border with Mexico on Tuesday with echoes of a second impeachment ringing in Congress less than a week after his supporters attempted a violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol. For the president, whose term ends next week, the visit to the barrier near the Rio Grande served to close a chapter that opened when h…
 
ZZ Top fans who watch the History Channel TV show “Pawn Stars” got a special surprise near the end of the program's first episode of 2021 last week when the legendary Texas band’s guitarist, Billy Gibbons, made a guest appearance involving a pricey suit he had lost more than 40 years ago. A woman brought a rhinestone-studded orange suit into the pr…
 
The city of Buda is seeking feedback on recent holiday activities put on by the city. The anonymous survey will be open through Jan. 31 and is for anyone, city residents or not, who attended Budafest, the Festival of Trees or the Trail of Lights. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Από τον Austin American Statesman
 
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